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Shiskine

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Shiskine is a self catering holiday apartment in the small and quiet crofting community of Aultgrishan, 8 miles north of Gairloch, right on the coast, with stunning views over The Minch to the Isle of Skye, The Shiant Isles, and the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. There is access to the sandy and deserted beach just behind the house by following a sheep track down a steep but grassy slope. The apartment will provide two of you with a little bit of luxury for your stay. There are two ensuite bedrooms, furnished with handmade rustic furniture made from reclaimed wood and including king-size beds and luxury white Egyptian cotton bedding. Each room also has a Freeview HD TV. Each ensuite is tiled, with white WC, handbasin, heated towel rail and shower. The lounge area incl...Shiskine is a self catering holiday apartment in the small and quiet crofting community of Aultgrishan, 8 miles north of Gairloch, right on the coast, with stunning views over The Minch to the Isle of Skye, The Shiant Isles, and the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. There is access to the sandy and deserted beach just behind the house by following a sheep track down a steep but grassy slope. The apartment will provide two of you with a little bit of luxury for your stay. There are two ensuite bedrooms, furnished with handmade rustic furniture made from reclaimed wood and including king-size beds and luxury white Egyptian cotton bedding. Each room also has a Freeview HD TV. Each ensuite is tiled, with white WC, handbasin, heated towel rail and shower. The lounge area includes a leather sofa and armchair, a pine farmhouse table and chairs, 55' Freeview TV and DVD player (and selection of DVDs). There is also a large entrance foyer to the apartment which can be used for storage, boots etc, and has a washing machine. More details of the apartment and area can be found on our website. Your rental includes all electricity and heating, towels and bedlinen, and a selection of complimentary toiletries. Perfect for photographers - landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, beautiful sunsets.......all on your doorstep. Also for hiking, cycling, beach activities, boat trips, kayaking......or simply for the two of you to relax. Scottish Natural Heritage have designated this area as one of Scotland's National Scenic Areas, and it is also a Marine Protection Area. Here you can enjoy the wildlife, the spectacular views, wide open spaces and big dark starry skies - a place to 'get away from it all'..... if it's peace and quiet you are after you can be sure to find it here. Come and relax, refresh and recharge. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
This is a remote and quiet area of the Highlands, and your consideration for the natural and unspoiled environment will be appreciated.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Manager
Mark L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2016
Interaction with guests
As we live on the ground floor of the property we are usually around each day and so can help if you have any queries or need information or help.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a brilliant stay! The spacious apartment provides everything you'll need, including a pair of binoculars to enjoy the stunning view aross the hebrides. It takes 5 minutes to walk to a beautiful beach which we had to ourselves, even on a warm, sunny...More

Date of stay: April 2022
Thank Passport68320540147
Reviewed 25 November 2021

Shiskine is in a wonderful location, peaceful, stunning scenery and a place to chill out away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The weather was less than kind to us but with all the comforts of home it didn't matter. The apartment is...More

Date of stay: November 2021
Thank redrose59
Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

Just back from the most wonderful week to the area. We stayed in Shiskine for 7 nights and couldn’t have asked for better accommodation or hosts. Views from the apartment and garden are stunningly beautiful and although we weren’t the luckiest with the weather, the...More

Date of stay: October 2021
Thank Love2travelAFS
Reviewed 3 July 2021

We have just enjoyed a fabulous week there and we were so impressed with everything about the place, quiet location, spacious, spotless, well equipped and amazing sunsets every evening. It’s very well appointed and comfortable with incredible views in every direction and charming folks looking...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 5 March 2020

Can't recommend this rental enough. Loads of space in the kitchen and living room areas. Luxurious beds and bedding gave us the best nights sleep for ages. Both bedrooms have en suite showers with copious hot water. Televisions in both bedrooms and living area -...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank MartinB3866
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Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2019
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2019

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Reviewed 29 April 2019

What a lovely place! We were a little skeptical about the 'private beach' but it was amazing! A little steep getting to it (especially coming back after a few whiskies!) but it's fantastic. My three year old made it easily, so its not that bad!...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank RossK261
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2019

Thank you for this review Ross. Glad that the beach lived up to your expectations, and tjat you enjoyed your stay here. It would be lovely to see you all again.... thanks for staying with us.

Reviewed 28 April 2019

What a fantastic apartment in the most beautiful setting, we had our own private beach which was huge . The garden was lovely and watching the sunset over Lewis was wonderful. Gairloch itself is a beautiful place we did some lovely walks here and the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank Lisa K
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2019

Thank you for this lovely review Lisa. It was great to meet you all and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time here, even if you ran our of time and didn't get your cycling in lol! Hope to see you again, Mark &...More

Reviewed 14 April 2019

Luxury bedding and hand made bedroom furniture, with an excellent shower and towels. Wonderful views and excellent birdwatching. The area around Gairloch is sublime, Shiskine is the perfect location .

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank 932kathryny
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2019

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. It was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again next time you are up this way!

Reviewed 15 February 2019

A bright apartment with great views towards Skye. We were aware from a previous review and the site photos that the views aren't visible when in the lounge area, so weren't disappointed by that. Instead you can look out from the windows next to the...More

Date of stay: February 2019
1  Thank Kath W
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Thank you very much for your helpful review Kath. It was lovely to meet you and have you all stay at Shiskine and I'm glad that you were able to explore and enjoy the area despite the blustery weather! You must come back for relaxation...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Shiskine is situated in the small crofting community of Aultgrishan, 8 miles north of Gairloch, on the Wester Ross coast. A beautiful drive from Gairloch along the spectacular coastline. From here you can look over The Minch to the Isle of Skye, The Shiant Isles, and the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The village of Gairloch has hotels and restaurants with bars, convenience stores, churches, petrol station, doctors's surgery and many other facilities.
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We are in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands and a car is essential.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shiskine

Shiskine is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Shiskine has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Shiskine has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Shiskine must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.